I noticed excited tweets about Jimmy Cliff’s music being featured in a Volkswagen (VW) ad for Super Bowl 2013. Tweeps seemed genuinely impressed with this recognition of Jimmy and of Reggae music, one of Jamaica’s indigenous music forms. Later I noticed a few tweets about how cool it was to hear the ‘Germanization’ of the Jamaican accent in a video take-off of the VW ad.
With the talk at every level of Jamaican society being about the IMF and the critical role the coming relationship with this institution will play in the country’s future, it makes good sense for civil society to understand more. Titled “Economic Literacy and Gender Budget Analysis Training Course for Civil Society”, this programme was designed to do that. Under the auspices of the insightful and forward-thinking Women’s Resource Outreach Centre, training was offered to 30 persons for a small fee and on a first come first served basis.